South Eastern Railway has raised sectional speed limits of trains in nine sections covering a length of around 435km in an attempt to ensure faster movement of passenger and freight trains. According to sources at Garden Reach, the Calcutta-based headquarters of South Eastern Railway, in Tatanagar-Kharagpur and Kharagpur-Andul sections, speed of all passenger and goods trains has been raised from 110 kmph to 130 kmph, and in Rupsa-Baripada section speed has been raised from 70 kmph to 100 kmph. In Banspani-Jaroli and Barajamda-Gua sections under Chakradharpur division of SER, the speed limit of trains has been increased from 50 kmph to 65 kmph. Speed has been also enhanced in Bimalgarh-Barsuan, Baripada-Bhanjpur, Hijli-Nimpura and Muri-Hatia sections. Moreover,... more...
data available from SER headquarters suggest that during the 2020-21 financial year there has been an improvement of 91 per cent in average speed of freight trains in comparison to the previous year. SER chief public relations officer Sanjay Ghosh said, "The increased speed limit of trains was implemented from Tuesday in all the nine sections after successful trials." He added that all the nine sections underwent massive track and signal strengthening work during the last two years which helped implement the decision. " Increasing the speed limit of trains will also help improving punctuality of both passenger and goods trains in the zone, " he added.
RAISES SECTIONAL SPEED FOR FASTER MOVEMENT OF TRAINS
Kolkata, 5th March, 2021:
With a view to ensure faster transportation of freight and passenger traffic, South Eastern Railway has raised sectional speed limit in its nine sections during the year 2020-21 till February 2021 covering a length ofapprox 435 KM in total.
In Andul-Kharagpur and Kharagpur-Tatanagar Sections speed has been raised from 110 kmph to 130 kmph and in Rupsa-Baripada Section speed has been raised from 70 kmph to 100 kmph. Apart from the above, in Banspani-Jaroli and Barajamda-Gua Sections speed has been raised from 50 kmph to 65 kmph. Speed has also been enhanced in Bimalgarh-Barsuan, Baripada-Bhanjpur, Hijli-Nimpura and Muri-Hatia sections.
Moreover, during the current financial year i.e. 2020-21 there has been an improvement of 91% in average speed of freight trains in comparison to the previous year. In all four divisions of SER viz. Kharagpur, Adra, Chakradharpur & Ranchi, speed of freight train has increased substantially, especially 130% speed enhancement has been achieved in Ranchi Division
Railway Electrification has played an important role in the country by providing the most energy efficient, pollution free and speedy mode of transport to the nation. In South Eastern Railway, total 88% (percent) of the entire route kilometre has already been electrified which includes the main and trunk route. For the rest portion, South Eastern Railway has taken major initiatives to complete the electrification works in the branch line sections. The ongoing electrification works of S E Railway are in rapid progress. The Bankura-Sonamukhi (41 KM), the part of Bankura-Masagram electrification project (118 KM) having a total estimated cost of 106.45 crores is in completion stage. Electrification... more...
of Tatanagar-Badampahar section (89 KM) having an estimated cost of Rs. 105.42 crore is in rapid progress and expected to be completed within schedule time. The electrification work of Rupsa-Bangriposi (89 KM) is going on full swing with an estimated cost of Rs.94.89 crores and is expected to be completed within stipulated period up to Baripada in first phase. Completion of the above projects will help South Eastern Railway to operate seamless movement of train service without any change of traction and will lead to the reduction of journey time of the passenger carrying trains. Share this: Related Recommended For You SER: Bankura-Sonamukhi Electrification Work Complete, CRS Inspection on 18th July Station Redevelopment: 29 Applications Shortlisted for Nagpur, Gwalior, Amritsar and Sabarmati B K Dadabhoy Takes Over as AGM, Central Railway Prayagraj Express To Complete 36 Years Of Excellent Service To The Nation On 16th July About the Author: RailPost News Desk Mah. CM wants Akola-Khandwa line moved out of the Melghat tiger sanctuary. Gauge conversion work is currently underway. Should the line be realigned to protect wildlife despite the likely cost of 800-1000 crores?#Melghat #Tiger More Details:click here Recent Posts Popular Posts Note: All images, documents and tables are Copyright of Railpost.in unless explicitly stated otherwise.
A regular offender, who came out of jail, a few days back forcibly entered the cabin of on-duty gateman of Level Crossing gate between Rupsa and Haldipada of Kharagpur Division under South Eastern Railway at 16.30 hrs yesterday (13.03.2020) and threatened the on-duty gateman Sri Ratindra Mustafi with sword. Anyway, RPF staff and Station Manager of Rupsa and Balasore were informed. By this time, crowd gathered. Sri K.S. Panda, Sri S. Patra, Assistant Sub Inspector (ASI) and Sri C.K.Singh, Head Constable went there swiftly and rescued the shaken and traumatized gateman. At that time, the accused attacked Sri Patra, the ASI with sword then and there. Sri Patra tried to block the attack with his hands, resulted grievous injury in his hand. Meanwhile, RPF force lead by Sri J.N. Mahapatra, IPF reached the spot. When the accused tried to attack the injured ASI once again, Sri A.N.Mishra, Head Constable caught hold... more...
of him from backside. Other RPF staff captured the offender and snatched the weapon and taken him into custody. The injured ASI, Sri S.Patra was immediately taken to Hospital at Balasore and then referred to Cuttack for further treatment. Out of courage and bravery of Sri S.Patra, ASI, life of the local people and the gateman of the Level crossing was saved.
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